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The beet is a popular root crop originating in North Africa. The root gained popularity in Europe first for its greens then for its root, which can be red, white, yellow or even striped. Some love it, while others loathe it.

Courtesy, Champlain Philharmonic

An art sale of pieces painted by community members in Pomfret, a community orchestra in Poultney and competitive student dancers in Stowe!

This week on the program, I'll tell you the improbable story of singer/songwriter, Johnny Bragg.

James Stewart / VPR

Musical labels are useful. The title of a genre or style comes in handy in the record store, on the radio or for streaming services. But these labels can also be problematic and divisive.

Young Writers Project: 'Chase For Equality'

Mar 17, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

When I was younger, I thought that I lived in a world where everyone got along and everyone was treated equally. 
I would read books about the struggles of those fighting for their rights, and thought that it was over now. 
That they won. 

With so much snow, you may need some alternatives to clover to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
aristotoo / iStock

There are many plants associated with St. Patrick's Day. The most popular is the Shamrock which is a type of clover. Since clover isn't growing yet, a suitable substitute is the Oxalis plant.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

On this week's program, I'll feature part two in the series on the career of master guitarist Billy Mure. 

Awesome Etiquette: Sharing Photos Of Someone's Home

Mar 17, 2017
Avoid oversharing personal details of a friend's space.
kizilkayaphotos / VPR

Sharing photos of a gathering at a friend's house might be okay if it's a group shot, but it's not so cool if those pictures expose too much of someone's home and personal life. Especially without permission!

Improv comedy in Burlington, a documentary from Sundance about a Bennington doctor’s Brooklyn childhood and a production of 'Beauty and the Beast' in Bellows Falls.

Courtesy, Catamount Arts

Registration is now open for Tap Into Film: 48-Hour Student Film Slam, an intense, two-day event, presented by Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury and The School Of Creative And Performing Arts.

Kent McFarland / Vermont Center For Ecostudies.

Porcupines can have as many as 30,000 quills on their bodies, but contrary to the popular myth, they do not 'shoot' them at enemies.  They feast on hemlock branches and are preyed upon by fishers.

James Stewart

In 1952, on a summer day in Woodstock, New York, pianist David Tudor held an outdoor recital of contemporary piano music. During this concert he premiered a new work by composer John Cage. For this performance, Tudor sat at the piano with the lid closed, keys covered for 4 minutes and 33 seconds, split into 3 movements. The results of this performance are still controversial to this day.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Guitarist Billy Mure's professional career as a musician extended a full eight decades. As a studio session musician in New York, Billy Mure has played on dozens of major hit records.

Young Writers Project: 'Playing At Higher Ground'

Mar 10, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

I sat in my chair, shaking with nervousness and excitement. I was about to play my fiddle at Higher Ground Music Center in South Burlington.

Awesome Etiquette: Coughing Co-Workers

Mar 10, 2017

It's that time of year when the workplace is bound to be plagued with coughing co-workers. Not only do you worry about catching what they have but it's also a distraction while your work.

Spring flowerbed in forest.
iStock Photo

If you're looking for a colorful, blooming ground cover for areas under deciduous trees, consider planting Corydalis.

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., at Burlington City Arts in Burlington: Design Activism: Conversation from the Front Lines of The Opioid Crisis, a conversation on the crisis and how the arts community can respond, suggested by Colleen Clark from Burlington.

Elvira Tripp

Next Saturday, the mezzanine at Burlington International Airport will become a runway lined with models donning locally designed clothing in The Fashion Show 2017. And 20 of those models are new Americans.

Melissa Pasanen / Vermont Life

The Gilfeather Turnip may not be a beautiful root vegetable — but what it lacks in appearance, it makes up for in sweetness and fame. 

U.S. Public Domain

In the second half of the 20th century, technology evolved at an ever-increasing pace. The ability to capture a performance and manipulate recorded sound allowed musicians, artists and composers a freedom that they had never experienced before. It all started with the advent and adoption of magnetic tape.

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